Great novels blend skilled writing with compelling storytelling, using a multitude of techniques to draw readers in and make them love the book. These techniques work together to build immersive story worlds, creating characters readers love, settings they want to live in, and stories they can’t put down.
          In this workshop, you’ll learn techniques to bring your novel to life for your readers. Use point of view to show, not tell, and draw readers in without infodumping; find the best ways to describe the setting and build a world; tap into the emotions of the characters and use those emotions to drive the plot and deepen the story; and how all these techniques work together to build a novel. With hands-on exercises, you’ll practice these techniques in class, and then put them to work in your own novel. Bring your laptop or pages!Whether you have ony dreamed of writing your first novel, or if you are multi-published, you will not want to miss this meeting.  

Authorfest 2015

Table display at the MIW booth.

Robert Messier at the MIW booth. 

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The "booth" for MIW at Farmer's Market. 

Authorfest 2016

Janice Hardy Workshop


March 9, 2016  6-8 pm

Arrive early so we can start on time

Marco Center for the Arts

1010 Winterberry Dr., Marco Island, FL 34145

"Bring Your Novel to Life"

$15.00 Door Fee for Members and Reciprocals 

$25.00  Door Fee General Public 

We still have four spots open for the peak season at the Farmer's Market. If you want to participate, call or email Rich Goldhaber to see what dates are still available. (239-596-2424 or )